Pembrokeshire – Cornwall without the People!

Why Pembrokeshire?

We hear all the time people saying they are holidaying in the West Country: Cornwall, Devon, etc because they love the beaches and the scenery, however, in recent years these destinations have become increasingly over-crowded often making the visitor experience less enjoyable.

Why not try Pembrokeshire, it is like Cornwall – but without the people.

This is Why

Situated in South West Wales, this stunning county boasts 50 beaches of varying sizes, ranging from 3 miles of sand to secluded coves allowing the opportunity to either mix with other people or get away from it all.

Facilities at the beaches differ depending on whether they are easily accessible with parking, or others that are slightly more off the beaten track – where you may enjoy the entire day with just your family and no one else.

Check out our Drone Footage

Check out our drone footage taken on Easter Monday 2022 at Newgale beach, located in the north east corner of St Bride’s Bay which is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.  This beach is a favourite with both locals and tourists due to its massive expanse of sand, ease of access, multiple car parks, local water sports activity providers, and the presence in the season of lifeguards for your safety.  The beach is divided into 2 sections in the season, one is dog free and the other is dog friendly so your four-legged companions can enjoy the freedom of the beach and take a dip with you too!

The footage taken was recorded at the south end of Newgale beach near Ricketts Head – a well-known iconic geomorphological landmark familiar to locals and visitors to Pembrokeshire.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along the full length of Newgale beach and the starting point for the video was at the former Trefrane Cliff Colliery, a location known locally as The Chimney.  This chimney is the last remaining building from the most westerly coalfield in Wales.  The coalfield consisted of 6 collieries which made up the Nolton and Newgale Coalfield opened in the Nineteenth century.  Trefane Cliff finally closed its doors in 1905 but coal can still be found on the cliff top and local paths.  The chimney is a listed structure due to its historic interest.  You can find it by walking along the coastal path from Newgale towards Nolton; whilst it can be difficult to see from the clifftop, it is situated in a valley between the cliffs; it can also be accessed from the road to the east.

Come back again later in the week for the next addition to this blog……………………